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Recipe of the Day: BLT Pasta Salad

by in Recipes, June 9th, 2011

blt pasta salad
Need a new and kid-friendly side to complement grilled chicken this summer? The classic sandwich is transformed into a pasta salad complete with works: bacon, lettuce and tomato.

Get the recipe: BLT Pasta Salad

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On the Blogs: Groupon’s Next Target, Guy Fieri’s Tattoos and a Bottle Opener for iPhone

by in Community, June 8th, 2011

Recipe of the Day: Alton’s Molasses-and-Coffee Pork Chops

by in Recipes, June 8th, 2011

molasses and coffee pork chops
Alton Brown’s lip-smacking marinade of molasses, apple cider vinegar and dijon mustard will have your family begging for these thick-cut pork chops all summer long. If you don’t have a grill, use a grill pan — over medium-high heat, these pork chops will cook up in less than 10 minutes.

Editor’s tip: Make the marinade the night before — the longer the pork is submerged in it, the more flavorful it will be.

Get the recipe: Alton’s Molasses-and-Coffee Pork Chops

Browse more of Food Network’s pork recipes and head over to Grilling Central for all your BBQ needs.


FN Fan Bites: Duff at the OC Fair, Cat’s Children’s Book and Bobby’s New Line

by in Food Network Chef, June 7th, 2011

duff goldman
Duff Goldman will be featured at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif. on July 21 as part of the “Let’s Eat!” culinary event series. Duff will share his artisan decorating tips for creating spectacular cakes like he does on Ace of Cakes. The series is free with fair admission and will be followed up by a Q&A and autograph signing. For more information, please visit OCfair.com.

Cat Cora has written A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy, a children’s book to help her children, as well as others deal with the times their loved ones are away on business. Cat says that when she travels, she often takes a toy from home along with her so her sons know she is thinking of them. This idea was the inspiration for her book, which is in stores now.

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Recipe of the Day: Chicken Salad Pita With Baba Ghanoush

by in Recipes, June 7th, 2011

chicken salad pita with baba ghanoush

Leftover grilled chicken and store-bought baba ghanoush is used to make this flavorful Mediterranean-style sandwich in a flash. What’s baba ghanoush you say? It’s a savory salad made with grilled eggplant, garlic, tahini and other seasonings. Even though this is a sandwich, the combination of chicken, eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes and pita bread make for a filling meal either for lunch or dinner.

Editor’s note: If your supermarket doesn’t carry pre-made baba ghanoush, try an olive tapenade spread or watch Alton Brown make it and try his recipe.

Get the recipe: Chicken Salad Pita With Baba Ghanoush

Browse more of Food Network’s chicken recipes.

Three Ways to Use: Ice Cream Cones

by in Recipes, June 6th, 2011

banana cream pie
Every month, Food Network Magazine puts three chefs from Food Network Kitchens to the test: create three new recipes made with common supermarket products like pretzels and frozen curly fries.

Have leftover or cracked ice cream cones? This month, Ashley Archer, Jay Brooks and Bob Hoebee are tackling and transforming the cone-shaped pastry into pies, crumbles and more. All of the recipes below use sugar cones, which are crunchy and have a sweet brown sugar flavor.

Recipe: Banana Cream Pie (pictured above)
Ashley says: “This crust is a great use for cracked or broken ice cream cones!”

The remaining two recipes, plus vote for your favorite »

Recipe of the Day: Chipotle Corn Burger

by in Recipes, June 6th, 2011

chipotle corn burger
Move over ketchup, mustard and pickles — your burger is taking a trip to the Southwest and it’s coming back with a makeover. Juicy burgers are grilled to perfection and topped off with a corn salsa mixed with bell peppers, lemon juice and olive oil and a chipotle-spiked mayo that adds an unmistakable sweet and smoky burst of flavor.

Get the recipe: Chipotle Corn Burger

Get more of Food Network’s burger recipes from Grilling Central.

Food Network Star Premieres This Sunday

by in Shows, June 3rd, 2011

food network star finalists
Back in early April, we gave you a look at the new set of contestants on season seven of Food Network Star. Since then, you’ve cast your pre-season predictions in the Fan Forecast Vote and have watched a sneak peek of the show on the Star homepage.

Now, the time has finally come to indulge in Food Network’s number one series: This Sunday, Food Network Star premieres with bigger personalities and unforgettable star-power.

Join us for a live Twitter viewing party with Entertainment Weekly and special guest stars starting at 9pm/8c; use #star in your tweets.

Tune in: Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central


Recipe of the Day: Giada’s Chicken or Steak With Balsamic BBQ Sauce

by in Recipes, June 2nd, 2011

chicken with balsamic bbq sauce
If you’ve never made your own BBQ sauce before, you’re in for a treat. Here, Giada puts her Italian spin on a classic sauce by adding balsamic vinegar to the mixture, which adds a tangy layer of flavor.  Even better, it comes together in just 20 minutes. Keep this recipe handy all summer — it’s great on both chicken and steak.

Get the recipe: Giada’s Chicken or Steak With Balsamic BBQ Sauce

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It’s National Iced Tea Month

by in Holidays, June 1st, 2011

iced tea
June is National Iced Tea Month — so get out your tall glasses and ice cubes and celebrate the warm weather by pouring yourself a home-brewed glass of iced tea.

According to Food Network’s Encyclopedia, “Tea grew wild in China until the Chinese determined the leaves helped flavor the flat taste of the water that they boiled to prevent getting sick. All tea plants belong to the same species, but varying climates, soils, etc., combine in different ways to create a plethora of distinctive leaves.”

Whether enjoyed plain, sweetened, flavored or spiked, sip down this cool drink with one of these recipes:

Giada’s Sweet Apple Iced Tea
Thai Iced Tea
Ellie’s Lemon-Ginger Iced Tea With Berry Cubes
Iced Tea With Grenadine

Browse our picks for alcoholic versions after the jump »